News: Maintenance on Zwanenburgbaan Runway and taxiways starts 31 May

From Monday 31st May to Monday 21st June, the Zwanenburgbaan Runway will be undergoing maintenance. At the same time, there are works taking place on taxiways Zulu, Alfa and Bravo to the west of the runway. While these works are going on, air traffic will make more frequent use of the Buitenveldertbaan Runway and the Schiphol-Oostbaan Runway.

Published on: 27 May 2021

Runway use at peak times

At peak times and when there is a southerly wind, the Buitenveldertbaan and Schiphol-Oostbaan runways may be used more often as a second runway for landing. In addition, the Buitenveldertbaan can be deployed more often as a second runway for take-off when there is a northerly wind. This depends on factors including the weather conditions (wind direction and force), runway availability and air traffic volumes.

Maintenance works

The maintenance works on the Zwanenburgbaan Runway include repairing the asphalt, refreshing the markings on the runway and replacing the lighting where needed. Furthermore, we will flush out the rainwater drainage system and make minor repairs. We will also be working on the runway station and managing the fields surrounding the Zwanenburgbaan.

Raising the taxiways

Taxiways Zulu, Alfa and Bravo are being raised so that they can be joined up with the new taxiway that goes over a brand-new viaduct over the A4 motorway. Air traffic will not be able to make use of these taxiways during this period of works as a result.

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